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Tuesday 3 October 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# World Number One

This year
Former world number one Halep charged with second doping breach
The Romanian tennis star has been provisionally suspended since October 2022.
All time
'Kid was depressed': World number one Osaka on struggling to deal with fame
The Japanese star defeated Hsieh Su-wei 6-4, 6-3 in Stuttgart on Thursday.
'King of Clay' Nadal clinches 11th French Open title despite injury scare
The Spaniard defeated Austria’s Dominic Thiem in three sets at Roland Garros.
Best of the best! Nadal's win in Paris means he'll end 2017 as world number one
‘For sure, I never dreamed about being world number one again at the end of the season.’
Ireland's Leona Maguire named US National Player of the Year
The Cavan woman finished second at yesterday’s NCAA Championship to finish her season.
Leona Maguire becomes first Irish golfer to win the prestigious Mark H. McCormack Medal
Cavan — and the world’s — best amateur golfer has been acknowledged.
Rory McIlroy plans his year on the back of a boarding pass (seriously)
Looking ahead to an important 12 months, the Northern Irish golfer revealed his unique approach to self-motivation.
Here's one award Lewis Hamilton can't steal from Rory McIlroy
The world number one has rightly been recognised as the best golfer in Europe.
'It just shows where my game is mentally right now,' says McIlroy after recovery
Five birdies on his final seven holes helped the world number one turn yesterday’s first round at the PGA Championship around.
McIlroy will defend his Australian Open title
‘I believe my return to form was given real momentum in Australia last year,’ he said when asked about the decision.
McIlroy claims WGC Bridgestone Invitational to regain world No1 ranking
The 25-year-old got the better of Sergio Garcia at Firestone Country Club.
Scott, McIlroy begin chasing Kaymer at US Open
The Irish golfer put himself in the reckoning as third-round scores soared in the afternoon heat.
Nadal beats Murray to set up blockbuster final with Djokovic
The French Open is set for a potentially exciting climax.
'I'd love to give myself a chance to win all 4 majors next year' - Rory McIlroy
The Northern Ireland golfer opened up in an end-of-year chat about his USPGA win, the Olympics and watching Katie Taylor’s win on an iPad.
Hopefully I'm going to win a few Irish Opens in my career - Rory McIlroy
The world number one has targeted multiple titles in front of home crowds in Ireland.
Leicester jester Mark Selby captures UK Championship
The world’s number one snooker player upped the ante in the evening session to win 10-6.
McIlroy picks up two more awards, keen to improve in 2013
The world number one insists there are aspects of his game that he still needs to work on.
Murray conjures up Olympics repeat to derail the Fed Express
The US Open champion just made the race for the world number one ranking a bit more interesting.
In the swing: McIlroy and Woods look set for longstanding rivalry
The pair could be set to dominate golf in the forthcoming months, writes Neil Cullen.
Oosthuizen leads in Deutsche Bank event
World number one Rory McIlroy has lost his overnight lead, after the South African produced a string of seven birdies.
Federer beats Djokovic in straight sets to re-assert his dominance
The Swiss maestro pulverised the Serb in the first set before a contest developed.
Cincinnati Kid: Federer rolls back the years to reach semi-final and maintain top ranking
The Swiss will face fellow countryman Stanislas Wawrinka in the last four, safe in the knowledge that he will remain world number one.
Showdown: McIlroy and Woods to play in China with only pride at stake
Organisers of the October duel at Jinsha Lake say there is no prize money up for grabs.
I never stopped believing says Federer after Wimbledon win number seven
The Swiss maestro cherished the ‘great moment’ of his record-breaking 17th Grand Slam and praised Andy Murray.
Edge of glory: McIlroy straight into the Honda Classic mix
Rory McIlroy opened the Honda Classic with a round of four-under 66, two shots off the lead set by Davis Love III.
Matter of time: McIlroy and Westwood gunning for number one
The current top ranker, Luke Donald, will sit out this weekend’s Honda Classic. So a top three finish in Palm Beach could be enough to give McIlroy top billing.
In the swing: Westwood back on top as rankings battle serves up some intriguing subplots
The ongoing race to be the world’s top golfer is adding some much-needed spice to weekly proceedings, writes Neil Cullen in this week’s column.
Kaymer on top of the world as he prepares for Matchplay final
Martin Kaymer is certain to become the new world number one after defeating Bubba Watson in the World Matchplay Championship semi-final.